One-third of North America’s birds at risk of extinction

More than one-third of North America’s native bird species are at immediate risk of extinction, a new report has found. The 2016 State of North America’s Birds report — compiled by scientists, government and non-governmental organizations and citizen scientists from Canada, the continental U.S. and Mexico, and publishedby the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) […]

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Pelagornis sandersi: Paleontologist Discovers Largest-Ever Flying Bird

Pelagornis sandersi: Paleontologist Discovers Largest-Ever Flying Bird

Pelagornis sandersi – a newly discovered extinct species of bird that lived in what is now North America about 28 million years ago – is the largest flying bird ever found, says Dr Daniel Ksepka, a paleontologist with Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. “Pelagornis sandersi could have traveled for extreme distances while crossing ocean waters […]

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Saving the Raja of India’s grasslands: new efforts to conserve the Critically Endangered Great Indian Bustard

The Great Indian Bustard, one of India’s iconic birds, once ranged across most of the Indian subcontinent. Due to a variety of factors, however, the Great Indian Bustard is also now India’s rarest bird and faces imminent extinction. The following is an interview with Ramki Sreenivasan, co-founder of Conservation India, a group that recently petitioned […]

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California Condor In Flight photo from Wikipedia Commons

Over Two Thirds of Fatalities of Endangered California Condors Caused by Lead Poisoning

Here is another no-brainer for you. A new study authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists has found that 67 percent of adult condor deaths are attributable to lead poisoning! The massive effort to save the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) was initiated in 1982 when the remaining 22 wild birds were captured […]

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